World Urbanization Prospects 2018

This report presents the highlights of the 2018 Revision of World Urbanization Prospects. The dataset of the World Urbanization Prospects contains the latest estimates of the urban and rural populations of 233 countries or areas from 1950 to 2018 and projections to 2050, as well as estimates of population size from 1950 to 2018 and projections to 2035 for all urban settlements with 300,000 inhabitants or more in 2018. The annex tables in these Highlights provide data on the estimated and projected urban and rural populations, the percentage of the population that lives in urban areas and the average annual rate of change of the percentage urban for 233 countries or areas of the world. The tables also show the rank and annual growth rate of urban agglomerations with 5 million inhabitants or more in 2018, while focussing on the time-frame 1990-2030.